Read about Alice Roosevelt’s pet garter snake, which she liked to carry in her pocketbook and pull out at unexpected times in the White House.
Several Siamese cats, known for their “talking” and for their inquisitive personalities, have made their home in the White House.
Every year, September 23 is designated National Dogs in Politics Day, celebrated on the anniversary of Richard Nixon’s “Checkers speech.”
John Quincy Adams did what any president should do with a gator: He lodged it in the White House’s unfinished East Room and its nearby bathtub.
Sunny, a 1-year-old Portuguese water dog whose disposition seems to match her name, has joined Bo Obama at the White House.
The First Dog during the George W. Bush presidency had welcomed many visitors into the White House, including prime ministers, queens, and heads of state.
The Clintons’ pet cat Socks has died at the age of twenty. Socks had been staying with Betty Currie and died after a battle with throat cancer.